Turkey strikes ISIL targets in Syria's Jarablus
Aug.24, Ankara: Turkish fighter jets have struck ISIL targets in the Syrian border town of Jarablus, local news reprots said.
according to Turkish news media, Wednesday's operation is a part of a joint campaign by Turkish special forces and the US-led coalition to clear fighters belonging to the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, also known as ISIS, from the Syria-Turkey border.
"The operation, which began at around 4am local time (01:00 GMT), is aimed at clearing the Turkish borders of terrorist groups, helping to enhance border security and supporting the territorial integrity of Syria," the state-run Anadolu Agency quoted Turkish officials as saying.
Turkey's CNN Turk television said the operation involved artillery and rocket shelling as well as warplanes.
Security sources quoted by the Turkish television said a small contingent of special forces travelled a few kilometres into Syria to secure the area before a possible operation.
Footage from CNN Turk broadcasting live from the Turkish border town of Karkamis showed white plumes of smoke coming from atop hills from Jarablus across the border.
The Oslo Times International News Network